Institutional details 2016
Name of Authority
Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações - Anatel
Year created 1997
Legal document that created the authority
Law nº 9472 /1997
Reports to Report to Legislature/Parliament & Annual report to the Sector Ministry
Does the Regulatory Authority also regulate other public utilities (e.g. electricity, gas, etc.)?
Is the Regulatory Authority autonomous in its decision making?
Who approves the budget of the Regulator?
Indicate the percentage of budget financed from each source:
Regulatory fees; ; percentage: 16.53% Other; ; Source: Contingency reserve ; ; percentage: 83.47%
Structure of the Regulator 2016
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
João Batista Rezende (President)
Is it a collegial body? Yes
Total number of members n/a
Is the Head of the commission also responsible for day to day administrative matters? Yes
Who appoints the Members/Head?
Period of appointment (years): n/a
Total number of staff in the Regulatory Authority: 1608
Regulatory Functions 2016
M R Licensing
R Op Interconnection rates
Interconnection rates are freely negotiated for some services and specified by the regulatory authority in other cases.
R Price Regulation
R Technical standards settings
R Radio frequency allocation
R Spectrum monitoring and enforcement
R Numbering
R Type approval
n/a Service quality monitoring
M R Universal Service
The Sector Ministry elaborates the public policies while the Regulator Authority verifies that the policies are being applied.
n/a Quality of service standards
R Enforcement of quality of service obligations
M R Broadcasting
Sector Ministry Conducts the authorization Process for the Service. Regulatory Authority authorizes the radiofrequency and enforces technical compliance.
M R Broadcasting content
Sector Ministry regulates content while the Regulatory authority is responsible for reinforcement.
M Information technology
CGI creates recommendations
n/a Internet content
Key: M - Sector Ministry
R - Regulatory Authority
Om - Other Ministry or Government body
Op - Operator
O - Other
NR - Not regulated
Recent Legislation 2016
2010 Decree 7175/2010
National Broadband Plan
2008 Resolution 516/2008
General Plan for Modernization of Telecommunication Regulations
2002 Law 10610/2002
Participation of foreign capital in newspaper and broadcasting companies
2000 Law No. 9 986: Human Resources Management of Regulatory Agencies
2000 Law No. 9 998: Fund for Universal Services
1998 Decree 2.534
Concessions Plan.
1998 Decree 2617/1998
Foreign capital in telecommunication service providers
1998 Law 9.612
Establishes the Community Broadcast service and others.
1997 Law 9.472
Organization of telecom services, creation and operation of the Regulatory body and others.
1997 Lei Geral de Telecomunicações
Telecommunication services competition.

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